The CLAW on Wayzgoose

(Text submitted by Mark Monlux, AkA The Grand Poo Bah)

CLAW Table at Wayzgoose Event

Wayzgoose was this last Sunday and The CLAW was well represented. I mere fifteen feet in from the front door if Kings Books in downtown Tacoma The CLAW was teaching those attending how to fold a ashcan comic from a single piece of paper. In attendance were RR Anderson, Mark Monlux, Anique Zimmer, Nick Butler with assistance for part of the day by James Stowe and Mark Brill. Those manning the table brought merchandise to sell to the unweary.

DIY: Learn to Fold a No Staple Mini Zine

Come 1:30 our team’s time slot arrived for the poster printing. While our target was 10 posters, time only allowed six to be printed. One will be auctioned off to benefit Wayzgoose, another will be place in the Woolworth window (last time it was later returned to CLAW,) and those participating in the day has dibs on the remaining four. The print was a huge success.

Brill, Nick, Sweat Pea and Amy McBride of Tacoma Arts Commission

Mark Brill aka B9

When the message of the Robotic Overlords revealed, a cheer went up from the crowd.


Also, the CLAW Student Scholarship of 2012 received its first donation of $4 bringing the current total to $104. It was a most awesome day. Again, thanks to Stowe for coming down and helping us to set up and drawing caricature nameplates, and to Brill for being part of the team to oversee the printing of the posters.

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CLAW vs. Wayzgoose 2010

CLAW at Wayzgoose

The CLAW attached itself to the fleshy underbelly of the old Tacoma war horse named Waysgoose–a celebration of crusty letter press professionals and hobbyists.  Mark Monlux was on hand to sell heaps of his latest book “The Comic Critic” which is a collection of his most favorite erotic foreign films.   Mark Brill (Mark 9) was also on hand selling his illustrated Magic Cards. Butt-loads of people also picked up back issues of the CLAW newsletter: CLAW-Tu Morraddiaa Neepitu.  RR Anderson also made an appearance selling spirit-gum capture portraits, but mostly ate $1 ice cream.

Beautiful Angle was there also Anagram Press… but the vast majority or bulk of the travellers where there to see CLAW.  You could just see the disappointment and intense jealousy in the faces of our table/booth floor show competitors.

“Mommy look FEZ!” or “Wow they have FEZ!” is pretty much what everyone was saying the whole time. Right before they fell over in disbelief of our amazing illustration skills.

Thanks to everyone who came down to Kings Books in Tacoma!

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